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What We Love

  • Great inhouse spa with large indoor pool for laps plus heated outdoor pool with bubble jets, and a thermal suite with saunas and cool rooms to try
  • The service is impeccable, from the butlers in tails who greet you to the room service
  • From a Feature Suite you'll be high up enough to get classic Bath views
  • The old Georgian part of the hotel, known as the North Wing, has soaring ceilings, aristocratic chandeliers and four-poster beds in some rooms
  • Feature Suites include a glass of champagne and canapes every evening, butler service and free parking

What To Know

  • Parking costs £5 (unless you're in a Feature Suite)
  • It’s not a young and trendy hotel and has some annoying old-school details like expensive phone call charges, marble bathrooms with bidet, and trouser presses
  • It’s on Sydney Road, a 15-minutes walk from the centre of Bath, which is lovely but you will need to walk or taxi into town
  • The main Vellore restaurant is huge – it is the old ballroom – and if the hotel isn’t full, eating here feels a bit strange


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Macdonald Bath Spa in Bath, you’ll be minutes from Sydney Gardens and The Holburne Museum. This 5-star hotel is close to Bath Abbey and Roman Baths.

Make yourself at home in one of the 129 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a hair salon, and wedding services.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. English breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Macdonald Bath Spa
Sydney Road
Bath, BA2 6JF United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 4928 Reviews
Perfect hotel wit the kindest staff
Reviewed 23 hours ago

July 2018 - Visit the hotel with ny wife.
Had booked the Belgravia Suite, which was lovely.
We Werge upgraded due to AC problem.
Got the hotels Best suite - which made our stay unforgettable.
The quality is ***** and the staff Werge also very kind.
We would like to visit again (-:

Reviewed 1 day ago

Can I just say, this hotel gives one of the most civilised breakfasts I've ever had. I've been on many cruises in my time and one of my bone of contentions is breakfast. Being a solo traveller I was a greeted by
a waiter, shown to and asked to select my preferred seating position, offered toast and hot drink preferences which were delivered to the table and instructed on how to serve myself. At no point did I feel like I was being herded like cattle, and I wasn't expected to share a table with people who I didn't know. I've already informed the manager who happened upon me as I was checking out. Thank you so much. I will return.

Good Hotel.
Reviewed 1 day ago

We liked the grounds, the decor the room and general service.

The hotel is not far from the train station located just slightly out of town but in reach of the centre within 10mins or so. The walk back is a bit of a trek as it’s all up a hill some parts very steep.

Breakfast was just ‘OK’ inexperienced staff rushing around sometimes let down by the kitchen due to quality of food being sent out.

It was very busy each morning we were there; if you don’t want to wait for a table then go early.

The spa was often occupied by students and non residents which made it a pain to get a lounger or enjoy pool time without some kind of rucus going on.

The worst part about staying here was when trying to check in/out atbreception. It’s absoloutely awful. The que is horrendous and takes forever to get seen to.

The best part is knowing you’re staying in somewhere historical, in quiet surroundings which is generally well looked after. The staff are polite and courteous and although some inexperienced, will do what they can to help.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would return, perhaps out of season.

Lovely hotel but...
Reviewed 1 day ago

Set in its own grounds this is a great hotel with a really good spa.

Very good room, very quiet and a comfortable bed.

But I have two gripes, the first is a 10 minute wait in a queue for breakfast and the second is the parking charge.

Be aware that when staying as a paying guest you will pay £15 per day for the privilege of parking your car there.

The queue I can understand, we arrived at peak time but car parking charges? It has its own grounds and a pretty big car park, it's not in central London!

Marked as 3 could be a 4/5

Mind blowing
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing experience the place is incredible but the staff makes the place for what it is the team on reception especially Dawn the duty manager who went out of her way to make our stay the most memorable moment during our special occasion her staff Carmen, Gaelee and Lawrence are one in a million! Thank you from Roberto and Shane xo